Just got a book for the people who pursue big dreams in their mind. The book today we will talk about is an incredible book. The journey that has been discussed in the book is one of the inspiring success stories in this century. We all heard the name of the world-famous brand Nike. Worlds one of the leading sportswear brands is Nike. And the starting of the journey was not smooth. In the book, the story was told by the owner himself.
This is a book for people who pursue big dreams in life. Many entrepreneurs dream big, and people around them do not pay heed to his dream. This book will be a very inspiring book for entrepreneurs and people who have crazy ideas on their minds.
The name of the book is Shoe Dog. The book was written by the owner of Nike, Phil Knight. I will try to take some key takeaways from the book to get a glimpse of what is inside the book. And will write Shoe Dog summary by chapter.
Shoe Dog Book Review
This book is the story of Nike. We all know that Nike is a world-leading sportswear brand, and also, Nike is one of the successful companies in the world. The book was written in 2016 by Phil Knight. It is a memoir book, and this book became one of the best-selling books of the year. The book got the first position in New York Times Bestselling list. Obviously, the book was written in English, but there can be some translation available worldwide. The book has 386 pages. The book is a story, a true story. The journey of the owner of Nike and how he started. And how much struggle he did with this company. This is one of the inspiring books of this generation.
Bill Gates named Shoe Dog as one of his favorite books of 2016 and said that “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous and journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”
This is a book for people who do not get support from society to pursue their goals. People who pursue big crazy ideas that society says impossible. Similarly, this book is for all entrepreneurs who want to start the journey towards their goal or already started and struggling towards it. Actually, for anybody who wants to do something big in life, this book can be a perfect one for him.
Shoe Dog Quotes
This is one of the books with so many inspiring quotes. These quotes can fuel you up, and you will feel good after reading all of them. That is why I thought, let’s bring it to this article so you could easily read it.
But remember that if you want to get the complete lessons from the book, you have to read the original book. It is not possible to get all from the book in any article. Let’s read some quotes by Phil Knight in the book Shoe Dog.
“Have faith in yourself, but also have faith in faith. Not faith as others define it. Faith as you define it. Faith as faith defines itself in your heart.”
“I wanted what everyone wants. To be me, full-time.”
“But confidence was cash. You had to have some to get some. And people were loath to give it to you.”
“The easiest way to find out how you feel about someone. Say goodbye.”
“Let everyone else call your idea crazy… just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where ‘there’ is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.”
Good Things Take Time
The founder of the world-famous brand Nike is Phil Knight. At the starting of his journey, he used to sell shoes in his car. And today this company has revenue over 36 Billion Dollars in every year. This is one of the most successful companies in the world. This is a huge amount of money. We can guess that the journey was incredible.
The owner got the idea of creating a company at a very young age, and as usual, people with a big crazy dream get neglected by society. The same thing happened with Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and other business tycoons. Good things take time; the journey was not smooth, obviously. Phil ordered the first deal of shoes in Japan. And the set of shoes came after a year! Yes, you heard it right. It took one year to get his first set of shoes for his company.
That means he was waiting for his shoes with patience for one year! Phil Knight knew that good things take time, and patience is one of the qualities of every successful human being on earth. He has not enough money to go to Japan again and check why he is not getting the delivery of shoes. And there was no email and WhatsApp at that time. It took a year, and then the good thing happened! So, good things take time.